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Auction 95, Lot 63

"L'Amerique Suivant les Dernieres Observations de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Macquart

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 7 inches
13.7 x 17.8 cm
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Charming small map of the Americas. The ISLAND OF CALIFORNIA is shown with an indented northern coastline and no placenames. Apparently a derivative of Denise Macquart's map, although it does not match exactly with McLaughlin's description. This example has page 333 in upper left and has the complete title 'Mer du Nord'.

References: McLaughlin #73.

Condition: B

Tear entering left side approximately 2", repaired with archival tape. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/13/2001